Baby Sussex's Royal Family Tree: The Queen, the House of Windsor and the New Generations
By Meredith B. Kile
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Baby Sussex is almost here, but before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle add another branch to the royal family tree, let's take a look at the historic lineage that Baby Sussex will be born into.
The House of Windsor is headed, of course, by Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, who holds the title of Britain's longest monarch, as well as the world's longest-reigning queen regnant and female head of state. Born in 1926, Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne in 1952, following the death of her father, King George VI.
Elizabeth married Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark in 1947, whereupon he relinquished his Greek and Danish titles to become Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, adopting the surname Mountbatten from his maternal grandparents. They had four children together, who all currently stand in line to the British throne, with the eldest, Harry's father, Prince Charles of Wales, set to be first in line following his mother's death or retirement.
Here's a closer look at the current British royal family, including the queen, her four children, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Queen Elizabeth II (b. 1926) -- Queen Elizabeth married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in 1947, and they have four children.
Charles, Prince of Wales (b. 1948) -- first in line to the throne, Charles is currently married to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. He was previously married to the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and they had two children.
William, Duke of Cambridge (b. 1982) -- second in line to the throne, Prince William married Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in 2011, and they have three children, who are third, fourth and fifth in line to the throne, respectively.
Henry, Duke of Sussex (b. 1984) -- sixth in line to the throne, Prince Harry wed Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, in May 2018 and they are expecting their first child this month, who will become seventh in line to the throne.
Anne, Princess Royal (b. 1950) -- Queen Elizabeth's second child and only daughter, and 13th in line to the throne, Princess Anne is currently married to Sir Timothy James Hamilton Laurence. She was previously married to Captain Mark Anthony Peter Phillips, and they had two children.
Peter Mark Andrew Phillips (b. 1977) -- Peter has two children with wife Autumn Kelly.
-Savannah Phillips (b. 2010)
-Isla Phillips (b. 2012)
Zara Phillips (b. 1981) -- Zara has two children with husband Mike Tindall.
-Mia Tindall (b. 2014)
-Lena Tindall (b. 2018)
Andrew, Duke of York (b. 1960) -- Queen Elizabeth's third child and seventh in line to the throne, Prince Andrew was married to Sarah, Duchess of York, from 1986-96 and they have two children.